The mother of the late Steven Harmon has about two more months to raise the funds to repair the sculpture he created and donated to the city.
"Cathexis" was removed from the entrance to Riddle Field when city officials determined it posed a danger to the public.
It now sits in the Laguna Canyon studio waiting to be repaired — if Alice Harmon can raise $8,000 for repairs by June 27.
"The sculpture has to be sandblasted, the damaged panels repaired, dipped in acid, galvanized and painted," Alice Harmon said.
The city's Arts Commission decided a year ago to eliminate the deteriorated sculpture from the city's collection, a process call de-accession.
A similar situation occurred when the artist who created the sculpture that preceded "The People's Council" by Fire Station One declined to repair his work, on which the water feature had never worked properly. It was removed from the site and the city's collection of Art in Public Places.